Forum Newsletter
May 2, 2018


Membership Meeting Next Week

Join us for an evening of networking with fellow BNBA members at the next Membership Meeting scheduled for May 8 at Empire Granite & Marble. The meeting begins at 5:15pm and attendees will enjoy drinks and food along with tours of Empire Granite's facility.

Be there to meet new contacts and see old friends as we get a behind the scenes look at how they turn granite, marble and other materials into beautiful counter tops.

Empire Granite is located at 3291 Walden Ave in Depew. Please RSVP to bnba@bnba.org if you plan on attending.

Would you like to host a Membership Meeting? The opportunity to host Membership Meetings is open to all BNBA members. Meetings can be held at your office, at the BNBA office or at some other local venue. Contact Joe Benedict at jbenedict@bnba.org if you're interested.
BNBA Golf Outing Only Five Weeks Away

June 6 will be here before you know it! So be sure to register right away for this year's golf outing. Once again being held at Glen Oak Golf Course, the golf outing is one of the most anticipated BNBA events of the year.  Be sure to sign up and join your fellow members and guests for a relaxing and fun day of golf at Glen Oaks.


Sponsorship opportunities are available but they're going fast. Please contact Chuck Rizzo at chuck@parklanddevelopmentllc.com or 716-713-9364 to learn more.
Upcoming Seminars - OSHA 10 Hour

Through the BNBA's partnership with the Construction Exchange, you have access to additional educational opportunities at member pricing. The next scheduled seminars are listed below.


Click here for the safety training schedule.
Nationwide Cuts NY Construction Insurance Line Due to Scaffold Law

Nationwide is pulling out of the New York construction market because of challenging underwriting conditions, primarily due to New York's one of a kind Scaffold Law.  The insurance giant made the decision to write no new business with New York construction exposure as of April 2018, with policies expiring on or after June 1, 2018 to be non-renewed. Click here to see the full article in The Insurance Insider.
Residential Building Code Seminar on May 15

A full-day seminar on the Residential Building Code is being held on May 15 in Rochester.

The agenda includes:
  • Development and Enforcement of the Residential Building Code
  • Building Planning and Shell Construction
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing, and Electrical Systems
Click here to learn more or to register.

NATIONAL NEWS

New NAHB Publication Encourages Builders to Work with Brokers to Sell New Homes

BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released a new publication, Partnering with Brokers to Win More Sales by Quint Lears, MIRM. This new book gives practical suggestions to help companies create long-term, productive relationships and work effectively with their local real estate brokers to increase new home sales.

Click here for the full article.
Summary Building Permits for New Residential Single-Family Construction


March 2018 YTD
March 2017 YTD
Amherst
23
16
Buffalo
6
8
Cheektowaga
0
4
Clarence
43
12
Grand Island
9
6
Hamburg
21
17
Lancaster
12
14
Orchard Park
28
14
West Seneca
2
15
Total Units
144
106

2018 BNBA Leadership Team
President - Patrick Tesmer Secretary - James Marrano
President Elect -  David Capretto
Treasurer - Jeff Naab
Vice President Susan Ballard Presidential Appointee - Jerry Szymanski
Immediate Past President - James Maloney Executive Officer - Joseph Benedict